How to Use Crystals for the First Time

Working with crystals for the first time can be confusing and exciting. Before you start working with crystals, you need to understand that you’re working with the crystals and not “using” them. To help you understand what we mean, think of the crystals you’re working with as your partner who is working by your side to help you on your journey.

As you become more familiar with crystals, their function, and their benefits, you’ll be relaxed and comfortable using them. Here are some factors you must consider when using crystals for the first time.

How Do You Choose Crystals?

Since you’re new to the crystal world, you’re probably wondering how everything works. Whether you’re on your crystal healing journey, looking to enhance your life with positive energy, or something else, different crystals can help you achieve your goals. There are so many crystals to choose from, it may be difficult to choose the ones that best suit you. You can try these different methods to help you find crystals that may work for you.

By Intuition

When you use your intuition to choose crystals, you’re using the initial impression that comes to you when you look at or hold the crystals. First, you need to look at a group of crystals, which can be online or in a physical store. Then, close your eyes, clear your mind, and relax. Ask yourself which crystal you need. Slowly open your eyes and the first crystal you see is the crystal you should choose.

Use a Pendulum

You can also use a pendulum to help you choose your crystals. If this is your first time using a pendulum, you’ll have to program it with a code for yes and no answers. Once you gain an understanding of the pendulum’s movements, hover the pendulum over each crystal you have and ask if the crystal is right for you. Depending on how you have programmed the pendulum to answer, you will be given an answer to your question. This technique is called pendulum dowsing.

Allowing the Crystal to Find You

Allowing the crystal to find you is similar to the intuition method. When you look at a group of crystals, one or two crystals may stand out more than the other crystals. You can be drawn to one or more crystals without knowing why. In this scenario, the crystal “found” you, and you were meant to have it.

Choosing a Crystal by Chakra

Each chakra has associated crystals that help with preventing or correct an imbalance. When chakras are balanced and open, you feel well. When a chakra becomes unbalanced or blocked, you will experience problems that are associated with that chakra’s function(s). There are 7 chakras:

  • Root
  • Sacral
  • Solar Plexus
  • Heart
  • Throat
  • Third Eye
  • Crown

Once you understand how the chakras work, you can incorporate the necessary crystals into your routine to restore balance when needed.

Choosing Crystals by Color

Colors are more powerful than you may realize. Color can influence your moods, feelings, thoughts, and emotions. You can use color for healing and other purposes. Crystals come in a variety of colors and meanings. These colors and meanings correlate with different parts of your body. For example, the color orange can increase your happiness and feelings of joy. Red is a color that is often used for strengthening a life force.

Buying Specific Crystal Kits

Different crystal kits can help you achieve your goals. As a beginner, you can start to enjoy your crystals by using a beginner’s crystal kit. These kits are great to use because there are multiple crystals in the kit and you can familiarize yourself with each one.

As you become more familiar with the crystals, you can understand how to use them better and how to pair them with other crystals. Also, when you use a beginner crystal set or kit, you can use it to help you start your crystal collection. As you progress on your journey, you can find more complex crystals and crystals that are used for specific reasons or intentions.

Most crystal kits contain 20 or more crystals. However, some kits may include less than 20. When you’re choosing a crystal kit, choose the kit according to your intentions and the things you would like to manifest. If you need to, create a chart and keep a record of the crystals you have until you understand each crystal. You can continue this process as you add more crystals to your collection.

The Bottom Line

Congratulations on your crystal journey! Starting your crystal journey can be frustrating at first, but don’t get discouraged. Take your time and find what resonates with you. You will use some crystals more than others. As you progress on this journey, you will discover more crystals and learn how they work with your body.

Don’t rush and try to figure everything out in one day. Remember that this is a process that is not an overnight success. There is no time frame for getting to know your crystals and working with them. Do what feels right for you and go with the flow of things. Congratulations on your crystal journey!